Looking for Minion Font Clone

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-03

I have this book called Classic Photoshop Effects written by Scott Kelby.  Many of the projects there uses a font called Minion that I find very elegant. However, it is very expensive if I buy the font.  Does anybody know a free font that looks very similar to Minion?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:crickpaolo
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    Robert Slimbach designed Minon (little servant) based on the classical Old Style fonts of the Renaissance period, such as Nicolas Jenson, and Claude Garamond
    Designing a quality text typeface is extremely difficult and requires a great amount of skill compared to display faces which are generally much less demanding. Generally, the free fonts available on the web are almost exclusively display type or of very low quality, or both.
    I have not had any luck finding a good match for Minon. I do have a classical old style font to suggest that is pretty good quality:

    Also, if you are using a PC, you might want to look at another Old Syle font that is available for free:

    Hope that this helps,

    David B.

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    Thanks D Brugge. I'll download the Sanford font. It looks pretty close to Minion, and I only need low quality because I'll only use it for TV slideshows...

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